The greatest American car make of 1910s and 1920s has been featured in our 5th Issue.
Today, a Holiday Pierce-Arrow Special. Let us see the rise and fall of the Safest Car Around.
It all began in 1903:
Towards the end of 1900s, the Great Arrow had been offered to the wealthiest Americans:
Smaller Model 38 arrived in 1910s:
Model 48 was the choice of President Wilson:
See the headlamps? Same arrangement can be seen at the fenders of 1920s Pierce-Arrow buses:
... oil tank cars:
... and fire trucks:
But first and foremost, the Arrow meant luxury:
And even among luxurious cars, it looked very special:
But like many luxurious car makes it was severely hit by Great Depression. In 1930s, Pierce Arrow name became overshadowed by brands like Cadillac, Packard and Imperial, despite impressive advertising and competitive price:
Even the revolutionary 1933 Silver Arrow didn't save the day:
All-metal Travelodge trailers were probably not so famous but quite successful:
What about Noir ad:
... or a pair of Arrow connoisseurs?
The last Pierce-Arrows, built in 1936-1938, were exceptionally gorgeous:
It's sad they're gone. But today they are here! Browse our new Pierce-Arrow album (79 images) and enjoy the slideshow: